UAE clarifies and updates announcement on suspension of flights from India


ABU DHABI: The UAE has clarified and updated its announcement on the suspension of flights from India starting Saturday midnight.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said the decision included all national and overseas airlines.

The ruling did not include transit flights coming into the country and bound for India.

The NCEMA confirmed that UAE citizens, diplomatic missions between the two countries, official delegations, business aircraft and golden residency holders are excluded from this decision.

“Those coming from India through other countries are required to have a period of stay in those countries of not less than 14 days in order to be allowed to enter the country, starting from 23.59 pm on Saturday, 24 April, for a period of 10 days, which can be extended with the continuation of cargo flights between the two countries,” NCEMA said on Twitter.

The authority clarified that airlines would continue to operate flights between the two nations.

“Flights between the two countries will continue to operate allowing the transportation of passengers from the UAE to India. It will also allow the transfer of exempted groups from India to the UAE with the application of the precautionary measures,” NCEMA said.